Tag Archives: Islam

La France!

Almost on the eve of the first ballot in the French Presidential election, we consider the many threats facing this country and the rest of Europe. Rod Dreher has just written The Grave Crisis Facing France. It is an analysis … Continue reading

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The Stripping of the Altars

As the liturgy of Maundy Thursday instructed me to strip and wash the altars of my chapel, the thought came into mind of the title of a famous book by the historian Dr Eamon Duffy. His subject was the English … Continue reading

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Wisdom

My wife found this (probably on Facebook): La religion ne  transforme pas les hommes en criminels; ce sont les criminels qui utilisent la religion comme alibi de leur soif de pouvoir. Translation: Religion does not turn people into criminals. It’s … Continue reading

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Article on Fundamentalism

A comment in this blog and an e-mail from one of my brother priests drew my attention to Fundamentalism is intellectual suicide by an Orthodox abbot. He does not go very much into the question of what fundamentalism is in … Continue reading

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Fr Jacques Hamel, Martyr

For the first time in my life, I have said Mass in honour of a Martyr the very day of his death. Until this morning, this retired priest of the Archdiocese of Rouen was helping out in his local parish, … Continue reading

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Horror on my own doorstep!

Update: the attackers are confirmed to have been Daesh terrorists. * * * I was horrified to hear about the hostage situation in the church of Saint Etienne de Rouvray near Rouen, about an hour’s drive from my home. By … Continue reading

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The Slaughter of the Innocents

The scourge of abortion is bad enough, but I went onto Facebook a few minutes ago. All of a sudden, I saw a large and shallow wooden box with what appeared to be dolls. They were not dolls but real … Continue reading

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